Looking for a great holiday location for an all-girl getaway? If so, then check out what’s on offer at one of the Caribbean’s most fabulous islands, Barbados. With beautiful beaches, sensational spas, amazing restaurants, top-drawer shopping and endless opportunities for fun and adventure, it really is the ideal place for a sunny vacation for you and your girlfriends.
It’s impossible not to fall in love with Barbados. Famed for the hospitality of its people, it is a place where you be warmly welcomed and well looked after. The island is stunningly beautiful, too.
You’ll find lush tropical landscapes surrounded by palm-fringed bays, white, sandy beaches and clear, aquamarine waters. With great weather all year round, it’s the perfect place to unwind in the shade of a parasol, stare idly across the Caribbean and enjoy some much-needed downtime with your besties.
Never too many cocktails
As a girl’s night out (or two) is an absolute must, one of the treats you’ll want to experience is the wonderful array of cocktails on offer. The birthplace of rum, Barbados is the world’s rum cocktail capital and the many local bars and restaurants will gladly serve your favourite mix or their latest invention.
If you want a lively night out, head southwest to St Lawrence Gap, where you’ll find many clubs and bars with a party atmosphere. If you fancy something a little more sophisticated, try Nikki Beach Club, near Speightstown, the Boatyard, in Carlisle Bay and the Red Door Lounge, in Holetown.
Restaurants to die for
No visit to Barbados is complete without dining out at one of the island’s top restaurants. For exceptional food, divine surroundings, first-class service and an unforgettable view of the Caribbean sunset, head to the west coast. Here you’ll discover award-winning chefs and magical menus at restaurants like The Cliff, The Tides and the Fusion Rooftop. If you’re eating out a little earlier, don’t miss the Royal Westmoreland Beach Club at Mullins Beach.
For luxury brand shopping at duty-free prices, the stylish Limegrove Lifestyle Centre in Holetown has everything you and your friends could be looking for.
The island’s premier shopping centre; it has over a hundred fashion, beauty and jewellery boutiques from the world’s most exclusive brands, including Louis Vuitton, Boss, Tag Hauer, Cartier, Ralph Lauren and Michael Kors. Of course, you can make a day of it, as the centre also features cafés, restaurants, spas and a cinema.
Every girl loves good pampering, so why not make it a special occasion and book the whole group a spa day? The west coast has the most exclusive spas on the island, so if you want sheer mind and body indulgence, try out the fabulous Singita Wellness Spa at Mullins Beach where you can enjoy massages, facials, manicures, pedicures, reflexology and more. Alternatively, check out Holetown’s Body Clinic, Glo Spa Salon, Loft Spa and Atera Boutique Spa.
A world of new adventures
The great thing about Barbados is that you and your friends will never be short of enjoyable and memorable experiences. From the unmissable Friday Fish Fry at Oistins to snorkelling with turtles, there are onshore and offshore adventures to suit everyone.
You can visit spectacular places of natural beauty, like Huntes Gardens or the Animal Flower Cave; take a stroll around the UNESCO World Heritage Site in the capital, Bridgetown; take an off-road, Jeep safari around the island; or head to the depths of the Atlantis, the island’s tourist submarine, to see the coral reefs and shipwrecks bustling with sea life.
There are also plenty of museums, art galleries, historical places of interest and cultural events, including live music and traditional festivals, as well as a wide variety of water-based activities to enjoy.
From catamaran tours to some of the most beautiful and hidden bays on the island, to paddle-boarding, kayaking, and windsurfing. Whatever kind of adventures you and your friends want to enjoy, Barbados has them in abundance.
Where to stay
For premium accommodation, on a private, gated, west coast luxury Barbados resort, the place to go is Royal Westmoreland. Within easy reach of the rest of the island and only a stone’s throw from places like Holetown, Mullins Beach and the best bars, spas and restaurants, this prestigious 750-acre estate features just 250 exquisite villas and apartments, each with private terrace and many with their own pool.
Guests at Royal Westmoreland have exclusive use of its world-class facilities, including a championship-class golf course, state-of-the-art gym, Club House and nearby Beach Club.
They also benefit from a housekeeper, well-connected concierge, round-the-clock security and private chef service.
For more information, visit Royal Westmoreland’s Holidays Page.